Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

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Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Trust Me! » Mon Jul 09, 2012 2:52 pm

Everyone is rating things as Adult content which is a red dot and Viruses are red dots so how can you tell until you get the info. Everyone keeps rating sites as not trust worthy, but then in their comments, their reason is because it has adult content and NOT because it's a malicious site.

I think in the comments, since Adult content is a red dot, people vote the whole site in the red. Now, every time I see a red dot, I have to view the information to see if it's a virus site or adult content.

There should be a difference between "safe" and 'adult content' but there should also be a difference between adult content and a virus too. Couldn't the symbol for the bad stuff like phishing, virus, spam and ect. just be a yellow triangle with an ! in the middle of it? Then you can actually give a warning to people instead of seeing red dots that either means

Red Dot: YOU WILL DESTROY YOUR COMPUTER!
or
Red Dot: They show penis... you'll destroy your eyes!

What do you think?

(I know adult content should be rated in the green for trustworthy if the site is trustworthy but people are obviously getting confused)

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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by One » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:06 pm

I think you are confusing ratings and comments. Ratings are not comments.

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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:21 pm

For example, I never rate usual adult sites red in all categories, there is special "Child safety" rating criteria for these purposes - it affects only one category in that case. I'm supplementing my rating by leaving a comment on the scorecard in the "Adult content" (not "Malicious content, viruses"!) category with this "red dot" - actually there is no any confusion for those who read comments because there is mentioned EXACT category. Comments do not affect reputation. Where is this "confusion" you found...?

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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:44 pm

<quote user="trust me!">
There should be a difference between "safe" and 'adult content'
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Actually there is red "Adult content" category because it is dangerous for children - age-inappropriate sexually-oriented content.

<quote user="trust me!">
but there should also be a difference between adult content and a virus too.
[/quote]

There is "Malicious content, viruses" comment category exactly separated from "Child safety", here is already a big difference.

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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Trust Me! » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:05 pm

What I am saying is, people are RATING "trustworthy" as 4 and 7 just because it has adult content. And the reason why is because Adult content is red so people are putting trustworthy in the red. You can see how that can confuse people right?

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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by One » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:12 pm

<em title='quote from user leofelix'>[url=https://www.mywot.com'/forum/20070-gvu-de-bad-reputation-due-political-issues?comment=127530#comment-127530' t=_self]"Trust is subjective."[/url][/i] Some people may not trust a website offering adult content. If you disagree with that, rate accordingly. That's the way WOT works.

Guest

RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:18 pm

re: "Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?"

@ Trust Me!

Welcome.
I find the title of your original post a little bit confusing.
Do you think myWoT is an antivirus maybe?
If so, you are wrong.
Mywot is about trust and as stated earlier: trust as well as ratings are subjective

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RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Trust Me! » Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:42 pm

Mainly, all bestiality sites, gay sites, fetish sites and ext have horrible ratings as everyone inputs their personal feelings into the comments and rating based on how much they like the site and not by weather it is safe or not.

I don't mind this at all but what I was saying was, because of this, it would be helpful if there was a section that you could actually rate it as a virus with a warning symbol of some kind vs the red which means many different things. Or is red supposed to mean virus?

Guest

RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:09 pm

@Trust Me!

Let's keep this simple:

1) Bestiality is illegal in most countries.
2) Not all countries on this planet allow "gay pride". (Example: Iran)
3) Adult Content is for adults only and alike comments (if true) are well placed from my point of view.
4) Malware detections, viruses and exploits are not uncommon on some of the portals and sites publishing adult content. So I wouldn't wonder about a related comment every now and then.

Now, to your "idea" of warning symbol classification: it's already there!

Besides, the addon only warns (or blocks - if you've configured it that way) you from websites people don't trust. Ratings provide a hint about the reason, comments also provide some hints. It's up to you to decide if you trust the website or not, and if a warning (or block) is not what you want to see for a specific website, you just rate it the way you think it should have been rated and the addon remembers that so you won't get a warning (or block) for that site anymore.

And while you're rating some websites the way YOU think they should be rated, you're sharing your voice with the mywot community and addon users. Think about it: one voice may be tiny, but if everyone would just complain instead of simply rating websites, scores for websites would never change.

It's all about trust, choice and your ability to click that mouse button. Use the force...

Guest

RE: Adult Content /Malicious Virus = Red?

Post by Guest » Mon Jul 09, 2012 5:19 pm

@ Trust Me!

The way WOT works as a trust tool, there is nothing confusing,

If you came accros website distributing virus - if you see the fact - your antivirus alerted you: stop, don't go there!, for this obvious reason you can rate this website red either only for "Trustworthiness", or even for "Privacy" and "Vendor reliability" too, it is clearly that you don't trust website containing virus which is trying to infect your PC, you are not obligated to rate this website red for "Child safety", choose "Malicious content, viruses" comment category and leave a comment if you want.

If you see the adult XXX website then you can rate it red only for "Child safety" by leaving other rating categories blank, choose "Adult content" comment category then leave a comment if you want, why should you rate this website red in all categories...? Of course, in the case if it's containing annoying popups or even distributing hateful content such as child pornography, for example. That not to be trusted.

Edit: adding some more words:

<quote user="trust me!">
(I know adult content should be rated in the green for trustworthy if the site is trustworthy but people are obviously getting confused)
[/quote]

Actually other people do the same as you do, they are not getting confused. You cannot be the only one who knows how to use WOT.

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